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Mulberry Missionary Baptist Association 



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MINUTES 



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SEVENTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



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IDLBE1T MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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LIBERTY HILL CHURCH CHILM, COOHfT, ALA. 



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October 17 and 18, 1900. 



OFFICCTS: 

M . D. Langston, Moderator 

D. Z. Woolley, Clark and Treasurer.. 



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four miles tvest of Jemison, in Chilton County, Ala- 
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MINUTES. 



Liberty Hill Church, Chilton County, Ala. 

The Seventy-third session of the Mulberry Missionary 
Baptist Association convened with Liberty Hill Church, 
Chilton county, Ala., on Wednesday, October 17, 1900. 

Introductory sermon was preached at 11 a.m. by Rev. R. 
H. Long, from Heb. 13 : 14. 

A recess of one hour was then given during which a boun- 
teous dinner was spread and enjoyed by a large crowd. 

At one o'clock the congregation reassembled in the 
church, and after singing, prayer was offered by J. E. Cham- 
pion. 

The former Moderator not being present the former Clerk 
called the Association to order. On motion Bro. M. D. Langs- 
ton was elected temporary Moderator, and business was. con- 
ducted as follows : 

1. Brethren R. A. Rasco and J. T. Martin were appoint- 
ed as a reading committee. The letters were presented and 
read, and the names of the delegates enrolled as follows : 

Union Grove — I. N. Martin, W. L. Honeycutt, W. H. 
Conway,* alternate. 

Antioch— G. W. Freeman* D. Z. Woollev, M. D. Langs- 
ton, D. B. Smitherman,* Z. J. Corley, N. H. Langston, J. 
W. Wallace* A. J. Wool ley 

Collins Chapel — W. A. Mims, R. A. Rasco, J. M. Bean. 

Enon — Herd Tones, S. L. Johnson, M. L. McLeroy,* J. 
W. McKinney, alternate. 

Pleasant Grove — S. E. Cltckler, H. Driver, C. C. 
Compton,* W. E. Thomas,* J. W. Blowe." 

Center Hill — W. N. Thomas, J. A. Simons,* J. B. 
Webb,* J. T. Cobb.* 

Providence — W. H. Shaw, R. H. Long, J. A. Lowery,* 
R. M. HoneyCuit,* J. E. Champion, D. A. Seals. 

Shady Grove — Jasper Jackson,* M. J. Payne,* Jack 
Smitherman, J. P. Smitherman, Ed Smitherman,* Joe Smith- 
erman,* Oliver Smitherman.* 

Rehoboth—M. F. Lawley,* J. T. Collins,* D. L. Smither- 
man,* L. J. Moore,* |. I. Hicks, I. C. Millender,* Monroe 
Merchant. 

Liberty Hill— Wy lie Foshee, J. N. WiUiams, J. M. 
Littlejohn, A. D. Mas?ey, Rev A L. Foihee, Wm Littlejohn. 

•Absentees. 



New Salem— John Hewitt,* G. W. Sorrell, T. G. Wil- 
liams, J. W. Mims,* T. W. Childress, W. R. Pate, T. A. 
Maddox, (alternate.) 

Mars Hill—G. W. Gothard, Preston Cofer, C. W. 
Langston,* S. D. Posey,* R. J. Langston,* G. W. Mario w,* 
E. J. Scott,* Thomas Cofer,* F. M. Langston.* 

Macedonia — Y. O. Freeman, M. C. Compton,* John 
Compton,* John Thacker, (alternate.) 

On motion the present temporary Moderator and Clerk 
were elected permanent officers by acclamation. 

After the Moderator expressed his thanks to the brethren 
for the confidence in him, the miles of decorum were read by 
the Clerk. 

An opportunity was then given for other churches to unite 
with the Association. 

Next correspondents were called for. Bro. B. H. Vickers 
was received from the Weogufka Association. Brethren F. 
M. Woods, S. M. Adams, J. T. Martin, P. M. Moore, R. J. 
Willi ms. R. P. Kendrick and Tillman Adams were received 
from ie Unity. 

On motion the Chair appointed the following committees : 

On Nominations — W. H. Shaw, W. A. Mims and J. J. 
Hicks. 

On Finance — Z. J. Corley, G. W. Sorrell, and J. W. 
McKinney. 

On Devotional Exercises — The Pastor and Deacons of 
Liberty Hill church. 

Vacancies on standing committees were filled as follows : 

On Orphans' 1 Home — Rev. F. M. Woods and Rev. A. L. 
Foshe°. 

On Temperance — Rev. D. A. Seals and G. W. Gothard. 

0>i Home Missions — J. E. Champion and W.-M. Wood. 

C >i Foreign Missions— Rev . S. M. Adams and A. J. 
Woolly. 

On Periodicals — R. A. Rasco and W. A. Mims. 

Committee on Devotional Exercises made the following 
report : 

REPORT ON DEVOTIONAL EXERCISES. 

V e your Committee on Devotional Exercises recommend 
F rst : That the Association meet at 8 : 30 to-morrow 

morning. Devotional exercises for thirty minutes conducted 

by Rev. J. E. Champion. 
Adopted. 



Reports of standing committees were then taken up. 
First : Report on Sunday-school was read and on motion 
to adopt was discussed by W. H. Shaw and others. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY-SCHOOL. 

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We, your Committee on Sunday-school, beg leave to sub- 
mit as follows : No church, we believe, can do -her full duty 
without a Sunday-school, as we consider the Sunday-school the 
primary department of the church. We believe that the Sun- 
day-school is the life of the church to a great extent We fur- 
ther believe that the Sunday-school should be controlled and 
dictated by the church, since it is for the benefit of the church, 
and the place where the young and the old are taught the 
Word of God. Brethren, once a month is not often enough 
for Christians to receive spiritual food; so a church without a 
Sunday-school, that only receives this food once everv month, 
will be found in a starving condition. Therefore the Sunday- 
school is necessary in every church in order that Christians 
may meet together and thereby receive spiritual food at least 
once a week, that we may grow in grace and in the know- 
ledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

Respectfully, 

W. H. Shaw, 

J. A. LOWKRY. 

Adopted. 

Miscellaneous. 

On motion a committee was appointed,, consisting of J. 
J. Hicks and A. J. Woolley, to draft resolutions or to write a 
tribute of respect on the death of our late Moderator, Rev. J. 
M. Langston. 

The body was led in prayer by Bro. B. H. Vickers, and 
adjourned until 8: 30 a.m. Wednesday. 



Wednesday, October 18. 



The Association assembled at 8 : 30. Devotional exer- 
cises were conducted by Rev. J. E. Champion, as pre-arrang- 
ed. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator at 
9 and prayer offered by Rev. D. A. Seals. The minutes of 
the preceding day were read and approved. 

Correspondents were again called for and returned. It 
was recommended that any members visiting any other Asso- 
ciation should report themselves as correspondents. 



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Report on Home Religion was read and on motion to 
aiopt was very ably discussed by Brethren A. Glass, R. H. 
Long, A. L. Foshee and B. H. Vickers. 

REPORT ON HOME RELIGION. 

We hold that to be religious at all is to be religious in 
ur family, and we believe that nowhere does the light of re- 
gion shine more effectively than in the family circle. With- 
in it all our public worship will be of no avail. Timely so- 
licitude for the spiritual, moral and temporal welfare of each 
r'her; a wholesome though firm restraint over our children ; a 
guarded interest in the nature of the amusements of the young 
and to lmit their freedom only to avenues of safety. 

We find that there are heads of families who belong to 

the church that fail to hold family prayer or give thanks at 

too table. Others hold prayer service once or twice a week, 

rho appear to be consecrated to a certain extent; others have 

p^rvice morning and night, and the balance of the time is -spent 

m using by-words and other sayings so that their families are 

tot impressed as they should be; others seem to be full of the 

oirit and truly devotional, and their families are impressed 

for good thereby. 

If we have the spirit of our blessed Master in our hearts, 
nd will cultivate and practice the same in our homes it will 
e a power for good in bringing our children to a knowledge 
< t the truth. 

We should be faithful in instructing our children in ref- 

t rence to their souls' eternal interest ; we must live Christian 

lives in our homes, that we may keep ourselves "unspotted 

f~om the world." Our homes are like instruments of music, 

he strings that give melody or discord are the members, if 

xh is rightly attuned they will all vibrate in harmony; but 

single discordant string jars through the instrument and de- 

roys its sweetness; may God speed the time when every 

house shall be a house of prayer, and every heart a fit temple 

^r the Holy Spirit, is the pn»yer of your committee. 

A. Glass, 
M. D. Langston. 

Adopted. 

Report on Orphanage was read and on motion to adopt 
was discussed by A. L. Foshee, F. M. Woods, R. A. Rasco, 
»^. M. Adams, R. H. Long. An amendment to the report 
vas offered by Prof. R. A. Rasco, recommending that each 
church in the Association send a box ot provisions, clothing, 
and such things as wouid be needful or pleasing to the or- 
phans. Amendment was adopted. 



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REPORT ON ORPHANS' HOME. 

The Orphans' Home, located at Evergreen, Ala., and 
superintended by Rev. J. W. Stewart, is the creation of our 
State Convention, and is therefore the personal, and should be 
the spiritual concern of every Baptist in Alabama. The mem- 
ory of the philanthropic spiru whiv h actuated the minds of 
the brethren who conceived the thought, and the wisdom and 
benevolence which supplied the means and contrived the way, 
will constitute a monument over the graves of the founders 
more lasting than marble. The Home was opened about 8 
years ago. It has had a great number of children in it. It 
has about 70 now. It takes about $10.00 a day to feed the present 
number. Bro. Stewart needs and has asked for another build- 
ing to be used for a sick room. Your committee earnestly re- 
commend that every church and individual member of the 
Mulberry Association contribute to this cause, and for these 
(otherwise homeless) children, as you would wish others to 
contribute to yours should they be so unfortunate as to be 
left in a like condition. Respectfully submitted, 

A. L. Foshee. 

Adopted. 

A collection was then taken for the Orphanage. Amount 
collected $22.00. 

Reports on Ministerial Education and Institute Work 
were read, and on motion to adopt were discussed by Bro. G. 
S. Anderson, Superintendent and Treasurer of the Institute 
Board, who had just arrived. In his remarks special attention 
was given to the Institute Board, and its work fully explained. 
At the close of his remarks, contributions were asked for. The 
following is a list showing the amounts that some of the breth- 
ren and churches gave and promised : 

R. H. Long Paid . . .$1 .00 

S. M. Adams .Paid. ... 1 .00 

Antioch church Paid.... 5.00 

Enon church w . 3.00 

Macedonia church Paid . . . .- 2 .00 

Rehoboth church Paid ... 4.00 

Shady Grove church . . . Paid 50c. 3.00 

Collins Chapel church 5«oo 

Liberty Hill church Paid.... 5.00 

New Salem church 5 .00 

PJeasant Grove church .... 3-oo 

Providence church 5 .00 

Mars Hill church 3-op 

Total $45 .00 



Report on Home Religion was read and on motion to 
adopt was very ably discussed by Brethren A. Glass, R. H. 
Long, A. L. Foshee and B. H. Vickers. 



REPORT QN HOME RELIGION. 

We hold that to be religious at all is to be religions in 
our family, and we believe ttoat nowhere does the light of re- 
ligion shine more effectively than in the family circle. With- 
out it all our public worship will be of no avail.. Timely so- 
licitude for the spiritual, moral and temporal welfare of each 
other ; a wholesome though firm restraint over our children ; a 
guarded interest in the nature of the amusements of the young 
and to lmit their freedom only to avenues of safety. 

We find that there are heads of families who belong to 
the church that fail to hold family prayer or give thanks at 
the table. Others hold prayer service once or twice a week, 
who appear to be consecrated to a certain extent; others have 
service morning and night, and the balance of the time is spent 
in using by-words and other sayings so that their families are 
not impressed as they should be; others seem to be full of the 
S lirit and truly devotional, and their families are impressed 
for good thereby. 

If we have the spirit of our blessed Master in our hearts, 
and will cultivate and practice the same in our homes it will 
be a power for good in bringing our children to a knowledge 
of the truth. 

We should be faithful in instructing our children in ref- 
erence to their souls' eternal interest ; we must live Christian 
lives in our homes, that we may keep ourselves, "unspotted 
from the world." Our homes are like instruments of music, 
the strings that give melody or discord are the members, if 
each is rightly attuned they will all vibrate in harmony; but 
a single discordant string jars through the instrument and de- 
stroys its swejtness; may God speed the time when every 
house shall be a house of prayer, and every heart a fit temple 
for the Holy Spirit, is the prayer of your committee. 

A. Glass, 
M. D. Langston. 

Adopted. 

Report on Orphanage was read and on motion to adopt 
was discussed by A. L. Foshee, F. M. Woods, R. A. Rasco, 
S. M. Adams, R. H. Long. An amendment to the report 
was offered by Prof. R. A. Rasco, recommending that each 
church in the Association send a box ot provisions, clothing, 
and such things as would be needful or pleasing to the or- 
phans. Amendment was adopted. 



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REPORT ON ORPHANS' HOME. 

The Orphans' Home, located at Evergreen, Ala., and 
superintended by Rev. J. W. Stewart, is the creation of our 
State Convention, and is therefore-the personal, and should be 
the spiritual concern of every Baptist in Alabama. The mem- 
ory of the philanthropic spirn whu h actuated the minds of 
the brethren who conceived the thought, and the wisdom and 
benevolence which supplied the means and contrived the way, 
will constitute a monument over the graves of the founders 
more lasting than marble. The Home was opened about 8 
years ago. It has had a great number of children in it. It 
has about 70 now. It takes about $10.00 a day to feed the present 
number. Bro. Stewart needs and has asked for another build- 
ing to be used for a sick room. Your committee earnestly re- 
commend that every church and individual member of the 
Mulberry Association contribute to this cause, and for these 
(otherwise homeless) children, as you would wish others to 
contribute to yours should they be so unfortunate as to be 
left in a like condition. Respectfully submitted, 

A. L. Foshee. 

Adopted. 

A collection was then taken for the Orphanage. Amount 
collected $22.00. 

Reports on Ministerial Education and Institute Work 
were read, and on motion to adopt were discussed by Bro. G. 
S. Anderson, Superintendent and Treasurer of the Institute 
Board, who had just arrived. In his remarks special attention 
was given to the Institute Board, and its work fully explained. 
At the close of his remarks, contributions were asked for. The 
following is a list showing the amounts that some of the breth- 
ren and churches gave and promised : 

R. H. Long Paid. . . .$1 .00 

S. M. Adams . . . . Paid. ... 1 .00 

Antioch church ...Paid... 5.00 

Enon church 3-oo 

Macedonia church Paid . . . .- 2 .00 

Rehoboth church Paid ... 4*00 

Shady Grove church Paid 50c. 3.00 

Collins Chapel church 5-00 

Liberty Hill church Paid.... 5.00 

New Salem church 5 .00 

Pleasant Grove church . . 3.00 

Providence church 5 .00 

Mars Hill church 3.00 

Total . . $45. co 



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REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

We, your Committee, beg to submit the following : There 
ha* never been more improvement along this line that at pres- 
ent. Men, called of God, are waking up as never before* 
they see the great necessity of simplifying the troth instead of 
mvstifying it* Men are moving as they never moved before; 
ir » who can divide the word of troth are moving to the front, 
" hifc those who do not study and inform themselves are go- 
' og to the rear. There has never been such an opportune time 
k - ministerial education as now : it is in reach of all, the rich 
t :d the poor — the Howard, (the Seminary and the Institute. 
Now if ministers of this Association cannot attend the How- 
si- J or the Seminary . then comes Bro* G. S. Anderson with 
the Institute Work which comes in reach of each and every 
p-eacher. Now let the churches of the Mulberry Association 
s* i that their ministers have the benefit of this grand Institu- 
t *n. Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. Lono I Cvmmiu ^ 
M. F. Lawxrt \ 

Adopted. 

REPORT ON INSTITUTE WORK. 

We, vour Committee on Institute Work, beg leave to 
sr >mit the following report : We think if this work is to in- 
st uct the uneducated ministry to explain the Scripture, that 
▼r c as churches ought to be willing to help them in the way of 
fii ance. . 

W J- HONETCUTT * Q9mmitt ^ 

I. It. Martin \ 

Adopted. 
On motion the Association adjourned for dinner until i :3c. 

Pursuant to adjournment the body met and was called to 
order at 1 : 30. Praver was led by Rev. S. M. Adams. 

Bro. Adams then offered the following resolution which 
was adopted unanimously : Whereas our minds are filled with 
tender memories as we look back on the hardships, difficulties 
am straggles of our brethren of the long ago, as they traveled 
through heat and cold, sunshine and storm, over hills and 
vui 3vs, along the zigaag irregular circuitous line* of our As- 
sociations. Be it said in honor of their dust that they did the 
very best they could uader the circumstances in establishing 
these lines. But however noble their efforts in organizing the 
work, and however precious the names of these Associations 
which they so dearly cherished, and to which they gave their 
lite work, yet the time has come when their childien to whom 



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they committed this great work, most of necessity adapt them- 
selves to conditions which have grown oat of a vastly mote 
progressive civilization. Since they were Haid to rest our pop- 
ulation has increased four -fold, and oar ch arches and respon- 
sibilities in proportion. Therefore be it 

Resaiwedz i. That it is the sense of the Mulberry Asso- 
ciation, that the time has come and that the circumstances 
and conditions fully warrant a reconstruction of our Associa- 
tion bounds. 

Resmioed 2. That in our opinion to organize Associations 
bounded by county lines,especially the counties of Chilton and 
Bibb, would increase oar efficiency and convenience, consol- 
idate our forces, and give a new impetus to the work of the 
Master. 

Resoiamd 3. That the messengers composing this Associa- 
tion are requested to present this important matter to their 
respective churches at their first regular conference, and we 
further recommend that all churches favoring this move elect 
messengers to meet at a time and place hereafter named by 
the executive committees of the Mulberry and Unity Associa- 
tions for the purpose of organizing Chilton county Association. 



The reports on Foreign, Home and State Missions- 
read and discussed jointly by J- B. Champion and G. S. An- 
derson. 

UrOKT OK rOKBIGN MISSIONS. 

Your Committee beg to submit the following report : The 
authority for Foreign Missions is based on God's eternal truth, 
Christ's atoning sacrifice, and His command to go, the Holy 
Spirit's promise to lead, and man's need of salvation. 

To carry out His command we must have wisdom, men 
and money. The men are called by the Holy Spirit. The 
money must be supplied by God's children. Have we made 
ourselves known to the world by the interest we have mani- 
fested in contributing of our money for the spread of the 

Gospet ? .. 

Some of God's children rejoice in their contributions, as 

the following figures will show. We have in the Foreign 

fields 94 missionaries, 133 native assistants, 113 churches, 155 

out stations, 1341 baptized, 6537 members, 43 day schools, 

127S scholars, 3408 Sunday-school scholars. 

The receipts of the Foreign Mission Board for 1900 shows 

that $140,103 have been contributed, and from native church- 



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es $7,094, making a total of $147,196. Brethren, have we a 
share in this work? Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. Wooli.ey, Chairman. 

Adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

We your Committee on Home Missions beg to submit the 
following report. We believe that the Home Mission work 
is being increased year by yeai , yet brethren we believe that 
there can be greater improvement along this line. Brethren, 
we say that we are Missionary Baptists, if so then let us do 
our whole dutv along the line of Home Missions. We are 
commanded to go ye into all the world and preach the gospel 
to every creature. How can we best keep that command- 
ment? We believe that the best and only way to do this, is to 
support the Board of Missions, trusting to the wisdom of the 
Lord for the management of the same by the guidance of the 

Holv Spirit. 

"Brethren, let us as Missionaries do oar full duty along the 
1 ne of Home Miesbns, and truit to God for the result, remem- 
bering that it is through the church that the world is to be 
brought to the knowledge of the plan of salvation. 

Respectfully, 

J. E. Champion, 
W. M. Wood. 



Adopted. 



REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 



Your Committee on State Missions beg to submit the fol- 
lowing report : Our Mission Work is divided into State, 
Home and Foreign Missions. State Missions means Mission- 
ary work in the State, and by and through our State Board 
many churches have been established, and many others devel- 
oped, in giving to the mission cause at home and abroad, 
and your committee would urge the churches to give more lib- 
erally to State Missions and would respectfully recommend to 
the churches of the Mulberry Association the plan adopted at 
the last session of the Unity Association, wherein that body 
recommended the employment of a missionary to labor in che 
bounds of said Association. Therefore be it 

Resolved : 1st. That this Association co-operate with the 
Unity Association in employing a missionary to do mission 
work in the bounds of this and said Unity Association. We 
deem this plan of cooperation practicable for the reason that 
the churches of the Mulberry Association, many of them, are 
in the same territory of the churches of the Unity Association. 



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2nd. That the plan of employing a missionary be the 
same as that of the Unity Association. 

3fd. That this Association appoint a committee of five 
brethren who shall act as an executive committee and co-op- 
erate with a like committee of the Unity Association in em- 
ploying a suitable missionary to do work in the bounds of the 
said two Associations. Respectfully, 

T. G. Williams, Chairman. 

Adopted. 

. The following executive committee was appointed by the 
Moderator, who is chairman of same : Rev. R. H. Long, Prof . 
R. A. Rasco, A Glass and J. J. Hicks. 

Report on Temperance was read and on motion to adopt 
was discussed by D. A Seals and others. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

%*.- ^ e V ° Ur Committee on Temperance submit as follows - 
We believe that intemperance is the giant evil of to-day for 
the following reasons. First, Because it furnishes about sixty 
two per cent of our State convicts. Second, Because it fur- 
mshes about ninety-two per cent of the United States convicts. 
Third, Because it is the ground work or foundation of about 
seventy-five per cent of all the trouble that arises in nearly 
every community. Fourth, Because it is the cause of about fifty 
per cent of all the discord or trouble in our churches. Fifth, Be- 
cause it is the cause of a large per cent of all the family-troub- 
les that arise among us. We pray, "Thy kingdom come, Th Y 
will be done inearth as in Heaven." Brethren, does our con- 
duct, acts and deeds in regard to spirits show or prove to the 
world that we mean what we say? If not, let us as Christians 
r»se up in one united mass and cast our ballots for the man 
who promises to save our boys from a drunkard's hell. 

Reapectfully, 

D. A. Seals, 
G. W. Gothard. 
Adopted. 

Report on Periodicals was read as follows : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

We your Committee beg leave to submit the following 
report : Believing thai a good family library is the choicest 
treasure, light and ornament of a home, and being convinced 
of the fact that we must read the best literature, the strong- 
est periodicals, so as to be in communication with the best 



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and strongest minds of the past and present, and also, that 
crime and dissensions are born of ignorance. We recommend 
that each minister of the Mulberry Association urge upon the 
members of his various churches to supply their homes with 
the best of religious literature. We also recommend that 
every member Of this Association subscribe for the Alabama 
Baptist. It is appalling to note from the reading of the let- 
ters from the various churches how few of our people take 
their denominational paper. Such a state of affairs shows that 
our people are not living up to their Christian duty, and are 
not as enthusiastic about their church as is necessary to make 
our churches thrive as they ought. We do not believe that 
the best results will ever be reached until the teachers and 
preachers, by persistent efforts secure for every home some 
good religious paper. We believe that the main object of 
every preacher should be to enlighten the people and show 
them their condition, and we feel that there is no better way 
to do this than to place good literature in their hands. We 
feel that if every preacher of this land could and would place 
periodicals and good literature of every kind into the hands 
of the people throughout this land, crimes would be fewer, 
homes would be happier, and thousands who are now tread- 
ing the by paths of sin and death would be brought into the 
fold of God. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. Rasco. 

Adopt id. 



REPORT ON NOMINATIONS. 

Committee on Nominations made the following report : 
The committee on nominations recommend that the next ses- 
sion of the Mulberry Association meet with Pleasant Grove 
church, four miles west of Jemison, Chilton county, on Wed- 
nesday at 10 o'clock a.m. after the second Sunday in October, 
1901. We recommend Bro. A. L. Foshee to preach the in- 
troductory sermon; [. E. Champion, alternate. 

We further recommend Bro. R. H. Long as delegate to 
the Southern Baptist convention ; G. W. Freeman, alternate. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Shaw, 
I J. J. Hicks. 

Adopted. 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 



Committee on Finance made the following report : 
your Committee on Finance submit this as our report : 



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Received for Minutes. .$25.10 

State Missions 6.85 

Home Missions 8.60 

Foreign Missions 11 .43 

Orphanage '. . . , » 23.93 

Ministerial Education 4.60 



Adopted. 



Total $80.50 

Z. J. Corley, Chairman. 



treasurer's report. 



Received from the Association last year 

Finance Committee and Collection $68.85 

Paid to Institute Board $2.00 

State Mission Board . . 6*75 

Home Mission Boaid 6.50 

Foreign Mission Board 18.35 

Orphans' Home 9*9° 

Ministerial Education 1 .85 

Received for services (Self) 10.00 

Paid for Minutes. 13-60 

" Postage 1. 00 

Received from New Salem church 1*50 

Balance on hand 50 

D. Z. Woollby, Treasurer. 
Adopted. 

ON THE DEATH OF OUR LATE MODERATOR. 

Committee on the death of our late Moderator reported 
as follows : 

"If I am bereaved I am bereaved." 

When the Mulberry Missionary Baptist Association met 
Wednesday, October 17, 1900. our hearts were made to feel 
sad, by the vacant seat of our beloved Moderator, J. M. Langs- 
ton, who presided over the body for many years. He was 
strictly straight in his official duties. His example is worthy 
of imitation. He fought the good fight, and won the race. 
His works will follow him. Our loss is his gain. His family 
has our prayers and sympathy. Respectfully, 

J' J t H w KS Committee. 

A. J. Woollby 

Adopted. 



12 

The following standing committees were appointed by 
the Moderator : 

On Sabbath-schools — A. Glass, W. R. Dawson. 
On Home Religion — G. W. Freeman, J. J. Corley. 
On Temperance — J. A. Lowery, W H. Shaw. 
On Orphans' 1 Home — Jasper Jackson, T. D. Smitherman. 
On Ministerial Education and Institute Work—R.. A. 
Rasco, D. Z. Woolley. 

On State Missions— Vf . A. Mims, T. G. Williams. 
On Home Missions — A. L. Foshee, W. M. Wood. 
On Foreign Missions — R. H. Long, G. W. Gothard. 
On Periodicals — J. J. Hicks, D. L. Smitherman. 

On motion it was ordered that the Clerk have 600 copies 
of minutes printed and that he receive $10.00 for his services. 

The Clerk was also ordered to omit the publication of the 
Constitution, Abstract of Principles and Rules of Decorum. 

Resolved : That we as delegates from the various churches 
extend to the people of this church our heartfelt thanks for their 
hospitality to us during our stay with them. R. H. Long. 

Adopted. 

The work of the Association having been finished, the 
parting hand was given and prayer offered. The body then 
adjourned to meet with Pleasant Grove church on Wednes- 
day after the second Sunday in October, at 10 o'clock a.m., 
1 901. 

M. D. Lanoston, Moderator, 

Six Mite, Ala. 
D. Z. Woolley, Clerk: 

Modena, Ala. 



# 



13 
DISTRICT MEETINGS. 



First District. 

The next meeting of the First District will be held with 
Rehoboth church, Bibb county, near Lawley, on Thursday 
and Friday before the First Sunday in August, 1901. Intro- 
ductory Sermon to be preached by Rev. J. D. Martin. 

8UBJEOT8 FOB OI8OU88ION. 

1st. Church Rally. 

What brought about the change? Cause of joining the 
Church? Discussion opened by J. D. Langston and J. T. 
Collins. 

2nd. Wby I am a Baptist? How I have lived since I 
joined the Church? Opened by W. Y. Nix and T. J. Law- 
rence. 

3rd. Church Discipline; the duty of church members to 
each other. Opened by J. P. Gentry and S. L. Johnson. 



Second District. 

Programme of Second District Meeting to be held with 
Collins Chapel church. Introductory Sermon, F. M. Woods; 
A. L. Foshee, alternate. 

8UBJEOT8 FOR OI80U88ION. 

1st. Should churches discipline their members? J. H. 
Martin and F. M. Woods. 

2nd. What is the duty of a Church to the Pastor? W. H. 
Conway, T. J. Williams, S. M. Adams and others. 

3rd. What are the duties of the Deacons? D. Z. Mer- 
chant and A. L. Foshee. 

4th. What is the duty of a Church to the Deacons? W. 
H. Shaw and T. J. Collins. 

5th. What should be done with members that will not 
help in paying the expenses of the Church? W. A. Mims and 
W. H. Conway. 

W. A. Mims 

S. Pate S Committee. 

R. A. Rasco 






14 



List of Ordained Ministers. 



G. W. Freeman Trio 

R.H.Lon* Briarfield 

D. A. Seals. Montevallo 

J. W. Reynolds Montevallo 

R. M. Honeycutt ...Jemison 

J. E. Champion • Jemison 

John Hewitt. . » ; Kincheon 

J. P Gentry ..?..... -Jemison 

J. W. Gochard Jemison 

S. D. Posey • Randolph 

A. L. Foshee * Clanton 

E. N.Nichols Centerville 




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STATISTICS OF MULBERRY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 1900. 



CHURCH 



Antioch 

Collins Chapel , 

Center Hill 

Enon , 

Liberty Hill 

Macedonia 

Mars Hill. . .. 

New Salem 

Pleasant Grove . 

Providence 

Rehoboth 

Shady Grove.. 
Union Grove.. . 



Total . 



COUNTY 



Bibb... 

Chilton. 

Chilton. 

Bibb . . . 

Chilton. 

Chilton. 

Chilton. 

Chilton. 

Chilton . 

Chilton. 

Bibb . . . 

Bibb..., 

Chilton. 



PASTOR 



G. W. Freeman 
S. M. Adams.. . 
R.M.Ho leyeutt 

R. H. Loug 

S. M. Adams.. 
J. H. Thomas. 
J. H. Thomas. 
A. L. Foshee. . 
S. Smltherman 
J. E, Champion 
J. D. Martin . . . 

R. H. Lone 

R.M.Honeycutt 



CLERK 



Z. J. Corley . . . 
W. A. Mims... 
J. A. Samons. . 
F. M. Arnold . . 
F. M. Foshee... 

W. L.Nix 

H. Z. Barnes. . . 
J. W. Moore. . . 

D. H. Hodgins. 
W. H. Shaw 

E. H, Duulap. . 
Jasper Jackson 
W.L.Honeycutt J 



CLERK'S P.O. 



Modena 

Thorsby.. 

Jemison 

Centreville. . , 
Clan ton . . . . . 
Randolph. . . 

British 

Clan ton 

Jemison 

Clear Creek., 

Lawley 

Randolph. . . 
emison 



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..98 
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.106 
.215 
.155 
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Supt's Name and P.O. 



N. P. Langston, Modena. . 
W. A. Mims, Thorsby. .... 



.34 S. L. .lohnson, Six Mile. . 
.32 B. H, Vickers, Clauton. . 
.36 James Nix, Randolph'. . . 

60 A. Gentry, Jemison , 

.44 Felix Eiland, Thorsby. . . , 
.25 O. H. Hodgins, Jemison.. . 
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FINANC 


IAL 1 


EXHIBIT OF MULBERRY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 


, 1900. 






MISSIONS 


Ministerial 

Education 


CD 

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3 


HOMK EXPENSES 


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CHURCHES 


2 

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Church Bld'gs 
(Not at Home) 


Bible and 

Colportage 


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Repairs and 
New Buildings 


Poor, Fuel, 

Sunday-schools 
Etc. 


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Antiooh. , 


9 4.26 

1.00 

50 

1.60 


9 4.009 5.009 


9 .... 


9 ... 

2.50 


9 3.75 

2.80 
1.80 
1.60 
4.00 


95.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.60 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.50 
1.50 
1.60 
2.50 
1.00 
1.50 


9108.00 
100.00 
13.00 
55.00 
31.75 
42.05 


9 

12.80 
400.00 


916.65 
5.00 

20!l5 
11.59 

3.62 


9146.65 
113.30 

84.66 

445.25 

6.62 

44.78 

3.62 

4.40 

90.50 

43.45 

1.60 


9 


Collin b Chapel . . . 

Center Hill 

Enon 


600.00 


50 
1.60 


50 
1.60 






300.00 








1.60 


500.00 




400.00 


Macpilonia 




i.25 










400.00 


Mars Hill. . . . 
New Salpm 












1.00 
1.78 
2.50 
1.65 
3.00 


300.00 




50 


1.00 
62 








40.00 




500.00 


Pleasant CJrove 














800.00 












1.25 

50 








500.00 


Rehoboth. 


50 


50 
25 


50 
20 






65.60 
32.00 




17.50 
10.00 


300.00 


Shatlv Grove 






600.00 
















(Jollei'tiona at As'n 














22.00 
























Total 


7.85 


8.60 


9.42 






5.85 


45 88 


26.00 


487.40 


412.80 


84.41 


983.72 


5200.00